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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Wodehouse
The character of Edwin the infernal schoolboy is a gem. Bertie pitting his wits against impending marriage and winding up half drowning Edwin is a wonderful moment. I love the names Wodehouse uses for his characters and "Stilton" just has to be one of my favourites. Jeeves, as ever is the calm centre of the maelstrom that ensues. Divine.
Published on 31 Dec 2000 by Mrs. K. A. Wheatley

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1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version makes author's remains rotate?
This seemed to be the only Wodehouse book on Kindle that didn't have horrendous gaps between the paragraphs and lazy digital punctuation, and whose layout actually looked readable, so it seemed a good purchase for a holiday read. But whilst I would give the book's original content 5 stars in a heart beat - this was a wonderfully funny book, charming and clever to the nth...
Published on 24 Aug 2011 by Paddington


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5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite fun, 10 April 2014
Another delightful instalment from the chronicles of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves.

I won't bother to summarise the plot. For one thing, it is, as usual with Wodehouse's stories, incredibly complicated (though he always managed to resolve all the various threads), but also because when deconstructed it would simply sound very silly. Of course it IS all very silly, but Wodehouse binds it all together in the most enchanting and beguiling way. His use of language, liberally sprinkled with Jeeves's quotations from the classics, and his endearing and enduring characters make the suspension of disbelief very simple.

This particular book is one of the best in the Bertie Wooster and Jeeves series, and features a lot of the leading characters from the oeuvre: D'Arcy 'Stilton' Cheesewright, Lady Florence Cray, Edmund (the lethal boy scout) and Boko Fittleworth, and Bertie's fearsome Aunt Agatha (who is believed to wear barbed wire close to the skin) is hovering in the shadows.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jeeves? Indeed Sir., 19 Feb 2014
The title says it all, top hole farcical joy from start to finish. I read all theses books many years ago and have recently rediscovered the Joy of Jeeves.Dip your toe in, you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, but not the Very Best, 13 Feb 2014
Joy in the Morning was published in 1946 when Wodehouse was 65. You might say he was getting on, but the sharpness of the writing has not dissipated one iota. This is fine stuff, although slightly wordier than the crisply perfect writing of some of the earlier Jeeves and Wooster books. This one has a reappearance of Florence (Types of Ethical Theory) Craye and Edwin the boy scout. If your haven't read this one you certainly won't be disappointed.

If however, you're relatively new to Jeeves books, the most perfect all round are probably Thankyou Jeeves and Right Ho, Jeeves, both published 1934. For the sheer joy of the writing itself, and for the humour, then the two early short story collections, The Inimitable Jeeves and Carry On, Jeeves are absolutely peerless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wodehouse Classic, 2 Nov 2013
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The joy lasts all day long - brilliant, coruscating prose, ingenious plotting and lovable characterisation making for a delightful experience - you read at the pace which draws out the pleasure of reading, unwilling to finish this masterly novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 15 July 2013
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Another classic from PGW. If you want to escape from the drudgery of every day 21st century existence then PG is the man for you. A richly coloured and idyllic fantasy world of the English upper class from the early 20th century with scenarios that make you want to laugh out loud throughout its soothing pages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 22 April 2013
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Like all Wodehouse this book is superbly entertaining. I have read it before a long time ago, but this didn't stop me enjoying it all over again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars P.G.WODEHOUSE= jOY IN THE MORNING, 29 Jan 2013
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The pleasure this book gives is just the same as for all of Wodehouse;s creations.The brilliant writing is sheer joy and yopu do not want it to end, so much so, that you are more than ready to order your next Wodehouse tale.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb escapist fun, 4 Dec 2012
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Having first encountered Bertie Wooster many decades ago, I was intrigued to see whether revisiting him would feel dated. It was as hilarious as ever.

Firstly, we can tell that, whatever fate throws at Bertie, he'll come out more-or-less unscathed and smiling.

Secondly, it's all so charming. Blessed, of course, by his highly privileged lifestyle, Wooster nevetheless always retains an unduly cheerful and chipper demeanour: life remains slightly sweetened and rose-tinted, whatever the circumstances. Adventures come and go, but there's no REAL suffering or pain.

Finally, of course, what makes the whole reading experience special is Wodehouse's delightful verbal creativity.

All-in-all, highly enjoyable entertainment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jonathan Cecil - the ultimate Wodehousian, 9 Nov 2012
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Bliss! I've reviewed other Cecil/Wodehouse audiobooks, and this ranks amongst the best. No one, but no one reads PGW like JC. Joy in the Morning, afternoon and evening...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely cracking, 27 July 2014
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I absolutely loved it - once of the best Jeeves books I've read. Hilarious.
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